Tamara asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

Know the title of a recent humorous book about grammar/language?

A friend recommended a book he recently read that sounds perfect for my dad. He thought is was called "To My Parents, Ayn Rand and God". Although that's a common example in punctuation forums, I don't find any books by that title. As I understand it, the book is a discussion or analysis of the English language and/or grammar.

Any ideas on which book it may be?

Update:

Thanks for the quick responses - I had just realized this might be the wrong category and reposted to 'Books' but you jumped right in.

I don't believe it's "Eats, Shoots & Leaves". The book in question was more of a discussion/analysis and I think included more than just punctuation, rather than being a humorous instruction manual.

The book was about English, not about Ayn Rand.

So I don't think we've identified the right book yet.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Is it "Ayn Rand, More Popular than God" ?

  • 1 decade ago

    Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, by Lynn Truss could be the one you're looking for. It's great!

  • 1 decade ago

    How about "Eats, Shoots, and Leaves"?

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